Are London Tubes running amid train strikes this week?

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Is London Underground affected by ongoing strikes? (Picture: Getty)

Rail strikes across the UK caused chaos for travellers last month, even on buses and roads.

Now, a 24-hour strike affecting Network Rail and numerous railways across the country is happening on Wednesday, July 27 – with separate industrial action to follow on Saturday, July 30.

Transport for London (TfL) staff aren’t taking industrial action this time – though they did in June.

But given the size of July’s strikes (more than 40,000 rail workers, followed by around 5,500 drivers), is it possible that London’s Tube, Overground and other TfL services might be affected?

Here’s all you need to know.

Are the Tubes running this week amid rail strikes?

Yes, most Tubes are running this week, according to TfL’s website.

However, some services run by TfL will be affected on Wednesday, July 27 (strike day) – as certain train lines share track with Network Rail, which is directly impacted by the action.

Parts of the Bakerloo Line will be closed, but other Tube services will be operating (Picture: Getty)

Expect there to be reduced service on all London Overground lines, as well as virtually no National Rail services.

Commuters can expect reduced service on the new Elizabeth Line, along with disruption to parts of the District Line (Parsons Green and Wimbledon, Turnham Green and Richmond).

There will also be no service on the Bakerloo Line between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone.

Disruption to these parts of London’s public transport network should be resolved by midday on Thursday, July 28, the TfL website says – which means your morning commute may be affected.

Things will operate as normal on Friday, July 29.

London Overground and Elizabeth Line trains will also be affected this week (Picture: Getty)

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Alas, it doesn’t end there. The second rail strike is happening on Saturday, July 30.

Indeed, it will have an impact of TfL services. National Rail is directly impacted by this strike, so there will be next to no services on this day – and you’ll probably want to make other travel arrangements.

There’ll be few London Overground trails too, while the Elizabeth Line will be undergoing planned works.

Of course, you can expect Tubes and buses to be running on Saturday, but it’s super likely they’ll be busier than usual, so you should keep that in mind for your journey.

By Sunday, July 31, it’s hoped that most services will be back to normal in the morning.

While this is the situation in July, prepare yourself as another Tube strike is coming on August 19, along with further national rail strikes on August 18 and August 20.

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